- Floyd Mayweather Jr. is expected in Nigeria between June 12 and 14, 2017
- The 40-year-old is expected to do some charity works including setting-up a boxing academy in the country
- He is also expected to engage Nigeria's Speaker of House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara in a charity exhibition bout
Undisputed world boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jnr. will lock horns with Nigeria's speaker of house of assembly Yakubu Dogara in a charity exhibition bout during his visit to the country in June.
Donatus Prince Okonkwo, the chairman of Tetrazzinni group, confirmed to journalists in Lagos on Monday, June 5, that the speaker himself is ready for the showdown.
"Mayweather will do lots of charity works during his visit to Nigeria, and we have brought him here for him to identify with the youth.
“Dogara requested for the exhibition bout with Mayweather and I am sure it will be quite entertaining, although it is a mere charity fight,” Okonkwo said.
The 40-year-old boxing legend is expected in Nigeria between June 12 and 14 - and will visit Lagos, Anambra, Akwa Ibom and Abuja after which the next port of call will be Accra, Ghana.
The retired boxer who competed between 1996 and 2015 had a massive record of 49 fights, 49 wins with 26 by knockout.
He is expected to do some charity works in the country including setting up a boxing academy in Nigeria as well as other sporting activities to support the Nigerian youth.
NAIJ.com also understands that the boxer is excited to visit the county as rumours have it that his lineage could be traced to Anambra, where he will visit the massive Ogbunike Cave in South east Nigeria.
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Mayweather will also inaugurate the sports centre in Akwa Ibom during his visit to the state.
Recall that Evander Holyfield also visited Lagos recently where he was billed to engage APC chieftain Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in a charity contest tagged 'Rhumbles in Lagos', but the former Lagos state governor failed to show up.
Holyfield however promised to set-up a boxing academy in Nigeria and reports say he donated $3M health equipment to the state government.
Mayweather who is also called the 'Money Man' is expected to do much more.
NAIJ.com recently visited the family home of the new boxing king Anthony Joshua in Sagamu, Nigeria; see video below.